View Full Version : A Perfect Way to Start the Day

08-17-2011, 10:39 AM
Just before leaving for work today I spotted this beautiful Oriole (I think) while standing at the kitchen sink. What a perfect way to start the day ! Captured with my 70 -200 through glass.

Wicked Dark
08-17-2011, 10:44 AM
yes it is. She's beautiful. I can't remember what that vine is called, but I saw one recently at the Walter Gropius house in Massachusetts. The flowers were impressive.

08-17-2011, 11:02 AM
Hey thanks Wicked. She sure is beautiful. Just before I snapped this shot a hummingbird zoomed up to her and gave her a stare. I think the hummingbird was trying to say "this is my territory!"
Oh, my wife says this is a Trumpet Vine flower - jimmy

Wicked Dark
08-17-2011, 11:40 AM
ah yes, that's it.
Funny about hummingbirds, lately a female has been chasing birds around in the backyard. Very aggressive. Mostly she had it in for this red breasted nuthatch and ran it ragged for a few minutes. Never saw that behavior before.

08-17-2011, 11:46 AM
Very nice capture, jimmy! Beautiful flower and little bird!

08-17-2011, 11:54 AM
Nice shot, nice colors, nice catch.
I think you should prepare the area first, and trim the trees a little, so some community work there - just kidding :))

08-17-2011, 12:57 PM
Hey thanks so much Jacqueline. Lovin, my wife says the same thing "trim the trees!" :shrug: - thanks jimmy

08-19-2011, 09:05 AM
Nice capture of the Oriole Jimmy, especially through glass.

08-19-2011, 06:37 PM
Hey thanks Hbgirl. It was back the next evening but the flowers were dead and shriveled by then ! - jimmy